Airlines cut deeper into standard legroom
Seek to help boost profits
Carriers are squeezing seats closer together in order to pack in more passengers – and creating rows with more legroom for people willing to pay more. Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines started adding six more seats to its planes, losing an inch of room between seats in the process. Even JetBlue Airways, the legroom king, has removed an inch of legroom in the rear of its Embraer E190 aircraft to accommodate expanded legroom in new higher-priced rows.